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Common side effects

As radiotherapy affects people in different ways it is difficult to predict exactly how you will react to your treatment.

The radiographers will ask you how you are each day. It is important that you tell them if you are experiencing side effects, so that they can offer appropriate advice throughout your treatment.

If you feel unwell, tell the reception staff as soon as you arrive so that they can let the radiographers know, and arrange for a doctor to see you. If you feel unable to travel, contact the Radiotherapy Department to seek advice.

Tel: 01865 235465

You can find detailed information about side effects in our leaflet:

Radiotherapy - information for patients (pdf)

Patient leaflets

You can find our patient information leaflet library online at the link below.

Radiotherapy patient leaflets